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Township 7 Seven Stars Polaris
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15¾/20

Township 7 Seven Stars Polaris 2016

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWinemaker Mary McDermott is bringing back the Township 7 bubble program with the release of three traditional méthode labels: Polaris, Equinox and Eclipse. McDermott has made a bunch of fizz at Trius Winery in Ontario, so I am expecting good things. Polaris is the brightest star in the Ursa Minor constellation and is the centre of of the new releases. It’s a blanc de blanc, made from chardonnay grown at one site in Oliver, along with the estate vineyard in Naramata. It has spent a reasonable 18 months en tirage to add some texture and mouthfeel. The attack has a ripe apple demeanour, and the entry is soft and round with creamy baked apple, flecked with sweet lime and peach. Serve this well chilled on the patio with spicy appetizers.Tasted: 19 March 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 35.97 winery direct Producer: Township 7 Vineyards and WineriesDistributors: Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 726380UPC: 626990024613